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0-3 Guide and Assistant - Sprouts Montessori of Bend


Bend, OR






Thank you for your interest in working with Sprouts Montessori of Bend. Sharon Richardson, owner and Director, leads a dedicated team of caregivers, educators and support staff at Sprouts. Together, they create space for the natural growth and development of children ages 4 months to 7 years in beautiful, intentionally designed, indoor-outdoor environments.

Sprouts Montessori of Bend strives to be a home away from home for staff as well as for children and families. We offer an inclusive and supportive work environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek to provide an anti-bias and anti-racist work space.

Our school is expanding and relocating to a special building in Bend where many children come each day to receive high quality education and care at four distinct facilities.

Join us as we grow Sprouts!

Our approach at Sprouts is to follow the child, that usually means going outside a lot! It also means ongoing professional development so that we all learn to recognize natural stages of cognitive, language, social and emotional growth in children. We design our spaces so that children are able to navigate throughout their days independently, with ease and enjoyment. Our job is to maintain our prepared environments, to supervise and observe each individual, and offer guidance and support as needed.

We are currently seeking full time Montessori trained guides, experienced infant and toddler childcare providers, and anyone interested in supporting the world with the important work of caring for young children. Come ready to participate in our daily routines around food preparation, creating music and art, and going outside.

Do you want to become a Montessori teacher? Sprouts provides paid time for professional development, and sponsors Montessori training for committed teachers and assistants.

Full-Time: M-F 7:45am - 4:15pm
Starting Salary (with no BA or Montessori training): $41,280 - $51,840 DOE Starting Salary (BA/MA/Montessori): $45,120 - $69,120 DOE
PTO after 90 days, Five weeks of scheduled vacation time

The infant teacher works with the director to implement the Montessori infant program for children between 4-24 months of age.

Responsibilities include:
- Train in the Montessori method for infants and toddlers
- Prepare the infant environment
- Work directly with infants
- Record observations of infant feeding, sleep, bowel and behavior patterns
- Train and supervise classroom assistants, student teachers and support staff - Meet with director, parents and other caregivers
- Prepare purchase orders for items necessary to carry out the program

Full-Time: M-F 8am - 5pm
Starting Salary: $37,440 - $45,120 DOE
PTO after 90 days, Five weeks of scheduled vacation time

The infant assistant helps to maintain the prepared environment, carefully observes the children and attends to their needs.

Responsibilities include offering comfort to infants 4-24 months old, feeding them, and assisting them with diaper changes.

General Requirements for all Staff:
• Passion for working with infants and toddlers
• An intentionally calm, peaceful presence
• The ability to communicate kindly and compassionately
• A positive attitude and sense of humor
• Interest in the Montessori philosophy
• Works well with others as a part of a team
• Ability to lift 30 pounds
• At least one year of classroom or group childcare experience with infants and toddlers and a willingness to train in the Montessori method for all teacher positions (BA in a related field or Montessori certification preferred).

Qualifications Needed:
• Enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry
• Current CPR/First Aid, RRCAN, Intro to Health & Safety, Prevention is Better than Treatment, Safe Sleep for Oregon Infants, Foundations for Learning, 30 hrs additional infant/toddler training, and Food Handlers Card (these trainings obtainable upon hire)


Please send a cover letter and resume to or call 541-410-8045 for more information.

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